Book Club: Simon #TDaI

Posted March 7, 2013 by Rowena in Features | 5 Comments

When we first meet Simon Basset in The Duke & I, he’s a mother less child who is neglected by his father because he has a stuttering problem.  His father expected perfection from the future Duke of Hastings and instead, he got Simon.  As a young boy, the hurt and the desire to be loved is strong and to be rejected by the person that is supposed to love and support you no matter what shaped  Simon into the man that he grew up to be.

It’s been a long while since I’ve read the Bridgerton books but Simon was one always one of my favorite heroes in this series.  The things he went through to “fix himself” so that he didn’t come off as weak or stupid to everyone around him made my heart hurt.  Seeing him steel himself against feeling any kind of emotion toward anyone made me sad for him.  He grew up keeping people at arms length because his father was the biggest douche-wad known to man and when he finally meets Daphne and the rest of the Bridgerton clan I was happy.

I was happy that he was finally going to get the kind of family he should have had all along.

What did you think about Simon? Did you like him? Was he too stubborn for your tastes? Was he bangable?


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5 responses to “Book Club: Simon #TDaI

  1. Bangable? Haha.

    I liked Simon. He was stubborn and I didn’t always agree with his actions, but I understood the dark scars he bore from his father were the reason he acted as he did.

  2. I forgot the book club started! Did I miss it?

    Bangable? lol Yes, definitely, especially out in the garden when he and Daphne got caught by Anthony.

    LIke Holly, I did get frustrated with him at times, especially when he ran away. But, I agree with you, Rowena: it made me happy that he not only had Daphne, but also the rest of the clan.

    Also, I believed in his change/growth by the end.

  3. Simon is one of my favorite Quinn heroes–so yeah, totally bangable.

    I liked that he was, at least to a point, aware of why he was reacting the way he was reacting–even if at times I wanted to shove him into a wall and make him see sense.

    Not having children to “punish” his father–all right as long as you don’t get married to a women who a) love you and b) wants children.

    So there were moments when I was more than a bit impatient with him, but for the most part, loved Simon.

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